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Long repair list for B-E schools
NorthStar Group breaks ground on sports complex, home of FCA Hockey
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Walter (w/video)
Law Enforcement Blotter: Friday, October 13 through Sunday, October 15
Miltona celebration combines Oktoberfest with Fire Prevention Week
Volleyball: Panthers fall to Knights in five sets
Sports schedule for Monday, Oct. 16
Football: Panthers win on senior night
Tennis: Lanoue falls in quarterfinals
Swimming & Diving: Alex takes fourth at True Team tournament
Open Mic Night welcomes new musicians
Pope County archeologists share findings, identify artifacts
Small change adds up for youth groups
Van Wakeren: A single smile can go a long way
Jerome & Irene Hagen
Gene & Mary
Gene & Mary
T. Mike & Jeannie Thompson
Jackson's first hunt success
Jennie Lake re-established as a waterfowl refuge
Morken: Trying to master scent control
Morken: CRP is worth fighting for by more than hunters
Sizing up the local deer herd
Annabelle Kretschmar (Pikal)
Robert G. Swanson
George "Joe" Cresswell
It's Our Turn: Goodbye, yoga pants; hello work
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views from the Echo Press Editorial Board
Letter: Our country isn't perfect but it's still the best
Letter: Overpaid for defending a lousy football
Letter: Tear down Big Ole statue?
Palmer amaranth crops up in Todd County
Farmer deadlines approaching
Tightly spiraled worms? You've got millipedes!
Dairy council seeks candidates
Tomato tasting at the library
Three Bello Cucina locations for sale, including Alexandria
Professional women to honor employers, Woman of the Year
Arvig school partnership nets cash for Osakis schools
State Farm agent retires after 35 years, welcomes two new agents
Myrin joins Echo Press sports staff
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November 9, 2012
Curly the Bear, Avon helps brighten holidays
With the holidays fast approaching, Avon is starting its annual Gund Children's Community Service Project, according to Mary Becker of Alexandria,...
November 9, 2012 - 12:00am
November 7, 2012
Learn about the difficulties children have with worry and focus
The month of November brings workshops that will teach about children who worry and children who have difficulty with focus. With an emphasis on supporting and promoting the healthy social and emotional development of young children, these workshops will address the cause, course...
November 7, 2012 - 12:00am
October 3, 2012
Annual Windmill Retreat set for parents of children with disabilities
"Dream, Believe, Achieve" is the theme for the 2012 Windmill Project Parent Retreat. Parents and adult family caregivers are invited to attend the event scheduled for Friday and Saturday, October 12 and 13 at Holiday Inn, 5637 Highway 29 South, Alexandria. New this year is a free...
October 3, 2012 - 12:00am
September 12, 2012
Area moms invited to join MOPS group
Being a mom can be rewarding and fun, scary and overwhelming, all at the same time. A local organization offers all mothers of preschoolers - working moms, stay-at-home moms, stepmoms, expecting moms, new moms, single moms, married moms, foster moms, adoptive moms and moms of all...
September 12, 2012 - 12:00am
June 8, 2012
District 206 and Zion schools offer free summer meals
Alexandria Public Schools and Zion Lutheran School in Alexandria are participating in the federal Summer Food Service Program, which provides free breakfast and lunch to all children 18 and younger. The Summer Free Meals Program is designed to fill the gap in nutrition that may occur...
June 8, 2012 - 12:00am
June 1, 2012
Artists to instruct upcoming children's art workshop
The Brush and Palette Club will host a children's workshop for youth ages 10 to 16 on June 25, 26 and 27 from 9 a.m. to noon at United Methodist...
June 1, 2012 - 12:00am
May 27, 2012
Report shows more children being raised by relatives
According to a new Kids Count report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, more than 2.7 million children in America, were raised by grandparents or other relatives at some point in their lives. This long-time practice called kinship care has become more prevalent in the last decade,...
May 27, 2012 - 9:01am
May 2, 2012
Registrations open for children's theater camp
Registrations are open for the 26th annual Prairie Fire Children's Theatre Day Camp in Barrett. This year's production, Aladdin and his Magic Lamp, has roles for 80 young people. Camp will be held Monday through Thursday, August 6 to 9 from noon to 5 p.m. Performances are Friday...
May 2, 2012 - 12:00am
April 18, 2012
Reconnecting children and nature
Think back to your favorite childhood experience. For many, it's being outside on a quest to build a fort in the woods, ride your bike, or freely explore the neighborhood. Today, instead of hiking, biking and climbing trees, children are more likely to have limited direct experience...
April 18, 2012 - 12:00am
Free class of children's mental health
When do you seek help for your child's behavior? What information do you share with a professional? What Works, What Helps - Treatment Options in Children's Mental Health is a free class sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Minnesota that looks at challenging...
April 18, 2012 - 12:00am
June 8, 2011
Summer brain drain?
School is out, summer is here! But that doesn't mean your kids should stop learning. According to the National Summer Learning Association,...
June 8, 2011 - 12:00am
May 5, 2011
How to talk with your child about terrorism
The recent death of terrorist and 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden is on everyone's mind, and while Americans and others around the world laud this as the true "Mission Accomplished," others are left asking themselves: Is violence and preemptive death a justifiable means of reveng...
May 5, 2011 - 10:07am
April 15, 2011
Youth invited to join summer theater
Registrations are being accepted for the 25th annual Prairie Fire Children's Theatre Day Camp in Barrett. This year's production, Jack and the Beanstalk, has roles for 70 young people. Camp will be held Monday through Thursday, August 1 to 4 from noon to 5 p.m. Performances are...
April 15, 2011 - 12:00am
February 23, 2011
A summer of peace: Irish girl lives with Alexandria family for five weeks
For five weeks, Hannah Miller had a sister, Dan and Stacey Miller had another daughter, and Naketta Gibson had peace. It was a time none of...
February 23, 2011 - 12:00am
February 11, 2011
How is your child's heart?
Nearly twice as many children die from congenital heart defects as from all forms of childhood cancers combined, yet pediatric cancer research receives five times the funding, according to It's My Heart, Minnesota Chapter. It's My Heart recently formed a chapter in Alexandria. CHD...
February 11, 2011 - 12:00am